Cyrene Museum, Casa Parisi, inv. number unknown.
White marble base with double mouldings of eggs and darts, partly broken off at upper right angle (0.91; 0.5;0.57).
Inscribed on front face between the mouldings (0.78; 0.22;0.525).
0.05; careful and regular letters.
Place of Origin
Second half of fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Copied by J.-R. Pacho in 1825 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : South Necropolis in an undefined tomb.
Later recorded Location
Seen by D. Morelli in 1960 in Shahat : in front of the Casa Parisi , which is part of the Cyrene Museum .
Later recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on June 5th, 1979 at the same place.
Last recorded Location
Seen and photographed by the Missione Archeologica Università di Chieti before 2013 at the same place.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone.
CIG Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum, I-IV, Berlin, 1828-1877 - see in bibliography 5160 (Franz), from Pacho, 1827 Pacho, J.-R., 1827, Relation d'un voyage dans la Marmarique, la Cyrénaïque et les oasis d'Audjelah et de Maradeh, pendant les années 1824 et 1825, Paris - see in bibliography , pl. 65, 4; SGDI Bechtel, F., Baunack, J., et al., Collitz, H. (ed.), Sammlung der griechischen Dialekt-Inschriften, III.2, Göttingen, 1905 - see in bibliography 4864 (Blass); Morelli in SECir Oliverio, G., Pugliese-Carratelli, G., Morelli, D., 1961-1962, Supplemento Epigrafico Cirenaico, Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)39-40 (= n.s. 23-24), 219-375 - see in bibliography , 267, as unpublished.
Karnèdas fils d'Iasôn.
Karnedas son of Iason.
Karnedas figlio di Iason.
كارنيداس بن ايسونوس
When publishing the base seen in front of Casa Parisi, Morelli was not aware of the correspondance with CIG Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum, I-IV, Berlin, 1828-1877 - see in bibliography . It is admitted by Laronde in his hitherto unpublished Prosopographia and implicitely by Fraser-Matthews, 1987 Fraser, P.M., Matthews, E. (eds.), 1987, Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, I: The Aegean Islands, Cyprus, Cyrenaica, Oxford - see in bibliography , p. 252, who omit the reference to CIG Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum, I-IV, Berlin, 1828-1877 - see in bibliography , that it was one and the same stone twice published and it is probably so. At least, it is obvious that the stone in front of Casa Parisi has been exposed to air and rain for a long time and is no recent find.
However, Pacho's drawing shows plain mouldings and sigmas with parallel exterior strokes, which does not exactly fit the base seen by Morelli and Dobias-Lalou. So the identity is not absolutely sure.
As Karnedas and Iason are very frequent names, it is not impossible that this onomastic formula was applied to two different persons, one in IV/III, the other in III/II B.C.
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